Roads across Salford have experienced heavy flooding after 12 hours of heavy rain.

The rainfall began at 4pm yesterday evening, before lulling later in the night, and continuing at 8AM this morning.

An orange flood warning has been placed around lower catchment areas of the River Irwell, with experts encouraging people to avoid travelling along low-lying footpaths and through areas with heavy rain.

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Although the River Irwell is within a usual river level range, reports show the Adelphi Wharf monitoring station has seen a slight increase in height.

The Met Office originally issued a flood warning to Greater Manchester last Friday, suggesting a high chance travel disruption.

The warning originally covered Lancashire and Cumbria but has since been extended across most of Greater Manchester.

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There are currently 16 flood alerts and 6 flood warnings across the North West.
Residents have been commented about the heavy rain across social media.

The rain is set to continue into early Tuesday morning, with 4AM seeing a 10% chance of rain.

Tomorrow is set to see calmer conditions, with most showers collecting around coastal areas. From Wednesday onwards, Salford is set to become drier, but experience light overnight frost.

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